Tributaries: Art Class

Art Class

Susan Hubner writes:

“Hi Sarah, I am a Grade 11 Visual Arts teacher. A few of my students created art work based on “If I should have a daughter.” To give you the background, we had watched Shane Kocyzan’s spoken word “To this Day” which was illustrated by artists across the world. My students were excited by this and wanted to do something along the same line. So I got them to find their favourite songs, poetry etc. Each student presented them to the class and then the class voted for the top three. Yours was the top choice. So I then divided your poetry into different stanzas and the students choose the stanzas that they wanted to create a art piece from. They could choose any medium and then go with their inspiration.”

Check out Sue’s students’ wonderful work. I’ve included the lines of “B” that inspired each piece.
“I’m going to paint the solar systems on the backs of her hands…”

“You’re just smelling for smoke so you can follow the trail back to a burning house, so you can find the boy who lost everything in the fire…”

“Rain will wash away everything, if you let it…”

“I want her to look at the world through the underside of a glass-bottom boat…”

“I want her to look at the world through the underside of a glass-bottom boat…”

“There’ll be days like this, my mama said…”

“When you open your hands to catch, and wind up with only blisters and bruises…”

“There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s swept away…”

Recent News: June 7, 2013

June 6, 2013
Published on the Huffington Post!
Sarah spent the day at a women’s conference hosted by Arriana Huffington of the The Huffington Post on “The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money & Power.” It was full of smart, accomplished men and women discussing how we can change the way we think about success. It was an honor to be included in the conversation. They asked each attendee to write a short blog post about why the topic “Redefining Success” is relevant to his or her life. You can see Sarah’s two cents here or by clicking the image above.